Tairua Paddle for Humanity05-Oct-2011
The founder and medical director of SurfAid International, Dr Dave Jenkins, will be the official starter at the Tairua Paddle for Humanity on Saturday 19 November. The event, now in its second year, is organized by the students at Tairua school as part of their global citizenship social inquiry. The paddle is a culmination of applying the SurfAid Schools Program teaching materials on global citizenship to local community action. Last year more than 250 people participated and raised over $3000 for SurfAid's tsunami relief work.
The school and its students organise the event and their participation demonstrates authentic teaching and learning at its best. The "Tairua School Citizen" aims to be a global citizen of the future and this year's Tairua Paddle for Humanity will embody this spirit.